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at 11:00. here is your moment of zen. >> hillary clinton's inner circle says they're delighted. one told the evening news i would like tponsored by comedy central captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> larry: tonightly, we are talking cosby, we will answer the question, did he do it? the answer will be yes. he says he's sent protesters say he's guilty. there's a statute of limitations on the charges but there's no statute of limitations on my opinion and i am telling you that mother (bleep) did it. so let's do this! [ cheers and applause captioning sponsored by comedy central
>> larry: thank you. thank you very much. no no. thank you very much. welcome. welcome to the nightly show i am your host, larry! >> yeah. second episode man i mean that was a lot of fun last night. it was so much fun. i mean i could barely get to sleep last night. i was so pumped. i came into the office today to get my things and everyone was here and i was like, wait, are we doing this again? i guess that is what nightly means. i didn't know. we get to do it again. this is so much fun. all right. so we are talking about cosby and the hurricane of horrors still swirling around him. now most, most recently noted girl, lena dunham, took him down when she compared being obsessed with the cosby situation to being obsessed with the
holocaust. now, now, hold on, hold on, to lena's credit she did apologize right away. but unfortunately, it wasn't before a surviving member of the hitler family, grandson chip hitler released this statement. all of the hitlers join me in condemning lena dunham for comparing our grandfather's actions to those of bill cosby. however, we all applaud the bravery of the ass (bleep) episode of girls. >> chip hitler's got a point. but criticism isn't stopping cosby. cosby has been performing throughout north america as part of his far from finish tour. quick note to bill cosby's press team. if your client is being accused of brutal assaults on a weekly basis, maybe don't say he's far from finished. just a little tip. now -- [ cheers and applause ] >> watch the language there. all right? now cosby's to
tone-deaf comedy jam attracted people both for and against the coz. >> no more jokes! no more jokes. >> he probably has $20 billion and they are probably after that, i am sure. >> it's fun all these people come out all these years later and there's no witnesses, not even a polaroid. >> larry: so this guy only beliefs things if they were shot on a polaroid? oh, great depression? i don't think so. where's the polaroid? and his kid's like, what do you mean i smell like weed, dad? where's the instagram. like the worst question ever. the better question is why respect people people listening to these women? because most of this allegedly happened so long ago? is it because some of them went to cosby's hotel room alone the is it because he is so famous or just because they are women? because i would say
enough have come forward. i mean the current tally stands -- the current tally stands at 35 women. really, folks. how many more do we need? 35 allegations. let's understand this number. okay? that's like if bill cosby drugged and raped every single u.s. president from george washington to john f. kennedy. >> dude. but grover cleveland was asking for it, your honor. bah. you should have seen how he was dressed. with the twirly mustache and the 18 nineties bah, bah bah. i just realized grover cleveland actually had two nonconsecutive terms so bill cosby would have had to do it twice.
>> now to be fair, now to be fair, the number is chaining so quickly that there are conflicting reports on whether the total really is 34 or 35, but if the difference between 34 and 35 women matters to you please (bleep) off forever. >> really. [ cheers and applause ] >> larry: and, look guys, i know everyone is piling on cosby including me but i will tell you what, just think if cosby didn't do it. okay. we are done. >> he did it. >> what i am saying is regardless of whether cosby was innocent or guilty it seems like it is in poor taste for him to continue his comedy tour the worst place to address these allegations is from a stage look at what happened recently in a show in canada. stop it, stop it. that's right.
shh, shh no clapping. that's all right. >> shush, shush, stop it, are you trying to quiet a heck her or is that your pillow talk? >> i am just saying, you know. all right. here to talk about how cosby could handle the situation better is professional comedian and contributor mike. mike, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me, particularly. >> larry: no problem. so mike is cosby out of line here? >> absolutely, larry. that is not how you handle a heck her at all. >> larry: oh. okay. so wait. that is the part of the story that is rubbing you the wrong way? >> larry i have been doing comedy for 20 years, i have seen a lot of criminals on stage that doesn't mean you have to be sloppy. >> larry: okay. but i thought you were here to talk about -- >> larry, you don't understand
he was being heckled in canada and his comeback was stop it? if you can't handle a canadian heckler it is time to get out of the game. [ applause ] >> larry: sir, okay. well it looks like we will focus on this so what should he have done. >> it is really simple, larry someone disrupts you show you have to refocus them and you want the audience to think about your jokes not your crimes, go ahead, heckle me, call me a racist. >> larry: okay. it seems a little dangerous here. that is the seeked night of show. i will do it. okay. okay. you're a racist. >> who are you calling a racist matter (bleep). mother (bleep). take it easy i thought you would explain to me how this works. >> i'm sorry larry, that was just reflex. >> it just came out of me. >> sorry. >> what i am trying to say is when you are handling a heck her there are two different tactics
you can try, one of my favorites is act like he said something else. here heckle me again. >> larry: i don't know, mike, i mean last time. >> , no i am good. i am in character now, go ahead. >> larry: okay. you are a racist. >> rape i psi, you want me to make jokes about the pope. the pope is dope, have you seen that guy's hat? gangster. see what happens, now we are in vatican city instead of race town. >> larry: wow. i mean, wow. you really are a pro. >> i know, right. okay. all right. so what if the guy is persistent and won't stop, what do you do then? >> then i just tell the truth i tell him how you really feel. >> what do you mean? >> well i just keep it real and look him in the eye and tell him, listen you don't want to do that because i am going to hurt your feelings and then you are going to want to fight me and this is where it gets tricky i can fight an you will do the guy
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>> okay. welcome back to the show. we will continue our discussion about bill cosby and joining me on the panel tonight is senior editor of ebony magazine jamilah lemieux. >> also comedian kathleen madigan. [ cheers and applause ] >> larry: and cofounder of cultivated with.com how to be back. and also very funny comedian, keith robinson in the house tonight. >> you know i want to go to you first because i was really taken by the sheer number of women that came out, and all the skepticism even after the number. why do you think we can't believe women? >> i spent the last 30 years of my life trying to figure that out and if anyone can help me out i would certainly appreciate it. >> larry: oh --
>> you guys can help me out. i don't know. race is the only crime that -- yes, we have a system of innocent until proven guilty but we are a society community members, police officers district attorneys, really go so far out of their way to discredit victims, it is as if we can't accept the idea that a man, particularly a powerful man would take measures to take something from a woman. >> larry: how do you think people think that the women are even some of them are lying? do you guys believe the women? do you think some of them are lying? >> absolutely whenever you see gloria allred, you know somebody is lying. >> larry: you think she know some of the women are lying? >> yes, i think gloria allred is like the al sharpton of women. >> you can't get in the game unless there are 85 people. you are late to the game so you can't same gloria started this because she wasn't even around.
>> well, what i would say even if one is lying or two are lying or three or ten percent, i round up to he did it because there is so much preponderance, so many stories and not much upside to claiming that you were victimized by one of the most powerful people in hollywood. >> haven't we seen rape victims come up like we have seen a reality show someone famous -- >> right, no merchandise opportunity here. >> what is the benefit? >> a sneaker deal. >> but don't you think a lot of this particular thing, they are not believing it because they kind of think he is really dr. huckstable. >> if his image was already america's perfect guy, dad, it is not like if you said oh, my god i heard the actor that chopped people's heads off. >> people will say well yeah i saw that coming. that guy. it is the image -- >> larry: what about his
legacy. >> we are going do hard on cosby and we already act like we know that he did it. just because you say the numbers we know we don't know that. >> larry: i understand, i understand. people are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. >> yes. >> however this is the court of public opinion and this is my show and that (bleep) did it. i am sorry. [ cheers and applause ] >> people are -- >> one thing. the proof is common sense for christ sake we don't have to turn off our brain just because the law says we are not supposed to make assumptions, i don't believe in that, use common sense those stories are way too specific about it. well, people are charging people going to the show, who are all of these people? one part of me want to judge them but the other part i think that is somebody's idol, it is not my idol, mine is stevie knicks. >> seriously .. but let's say i bought a stevie knicks tickets
and i got baby-sitters and sprung for good parking i have a lot invested in this night and i turned on cnn and it says stevie nicks ate a baby, i need to hear landslide, i am sorry she ate a baby. maybe she didn't eat the baby. [ cheers and applause ] >> i don't think it is that. obviously, you know, there are people that are buying tickets in real-time, so it is not they are all sold out two years ago before this happened. i think there are people who are going to this show to see what is going to happen. is there going to be a protest? this is he going to say something? it is like going to aggressive. i will say this bill cosby was one of my idols i went to howard university, historically black college in washington d.c. and i went there largely because of a show called a different world which was the product of bill cosby genius and his investment in black colleges. i went to watch cosby speak when i was a sophomore and he sat there and told us we weren't
good enough and we needed to pull our pants up and i still was not willing to shake this idea of my great hero who was the reason i am a first generation college graduate. i am here because of you i am supposed to grow up and be a huckstablely have the perfect husband and perfect brownstone in brooklyn and at this point in life i am a single mother and i ended up being a single mother almost two years ago these things happen. >> a failed relationship -- >> but when these circumstances first unfolded and i realized i will be a coparent and not claire huckstable i thought i let this man and this idea he created down. >> larry: you felt lectured by him. >> i felt lectured by him. and it is like what were you doing when you were telling people like my parents and telling me, when you were telling young black then that are protesting in the streets of ferguson who have their pants down because that's what they do and that's how we dressed and we
weren't get enough. >> i get the hypocrisy that people feel, but to me it is a simple case of here is a famous guy who people protected and because of his game nobody wanted to believe it. i think it is really that simple. >> i will ask you a quick question. bill cogs by, tomorrow, is he remembered as a rapist or a comedian if he dies tomorrow? >> rapist. >> he is remembered as a rapist? >> absolutely. >> yes, yes. >> and bad sweaters. >> he is remember as a rapist and also a mild cartoonist and sitcom star. >> i think a sitcom star and rapist second. >> if he died tomorrow this country has a sharp memory we don't want to believe women, he pulled out a playboy bunny and oh she had sex for a living so we can't believe that. >> gloria allred -- >> everybody believes you right there. people in here like ah, he did it, it is not that i don't want
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>> larry: okay. welcome back. all right. it's time for a segment we like to call keep it 100. for all you people who don't know what that expression means, i like when that happens keep it 100 means keep it 100 percent real, like truth or dare, it is truth or truth. that's all you get as a choice. so i am going to ask ever a question and in your answer you have to keep it 100, 100 percent real. got it? >> i don't have to explain it to you. if you do that the audience will clap and if not, well we'll see how it goes. are you ready to keep it 100? audience, ready? [ cheers and applause ] >> larry: okay. all right. i will start with kathleen. >> ah. >> larry: okay. all right. kathleen keep it 100 okay? have you ever lied to get a man in trouble?
>> is there a prize if i win? >> larry: keep it 100. >> lied to get a man in trouble. >> no. >> i don't know if i like your pose. >> catholic, catholic school. just saying. i think we have to get you a -- >> larry: i don't know. audience. >> no, i never have. >> larry: i think somebody told some little fix. >> no, i swear. >> larry: okay. >> nothing. >> larry: okay. all right. keith. >> i am absolutely going to keep it 100. >> larry: all right. i know you will. we will see. okay? all right. cosby calls you up. >> my man. >> all right. we will see. he invites you go out for a drink with him and some women, do you go? >> absolutely. >> what do you want me to do. you want me to keep it 100 or not. >> larry: you kept it 100. whoa. >> yes. exactly. >> larry: why am i so
uncomfortable with his response? >> that's not how the game is supposed to go. >> larry: all right. jamel would you rather he went to jail and never admitted his guilt or admitted his guilt and stayed free. >> i would rather he -- >> larry: keep it 100. >> i would rather he admitted his guilt. >> larry: and be free. [ cheers and applause ] >> larry: wow. >> i will give you 200 on that. [ cheers and applause ] >> larry: 200. that was very good. oh, very high. okay. that is very good. okay. now you wrote a book how to be black, right? okay. so this is -- if criticizing means you lose your black card forever, it criticizing cosby and you know in your heart did it but if criticizing means you would be called a uncle tom the rest of your life would you
still criticize him? >> i would. i would -- are you challenging me? are you challenging me? that was my 100? don't challenge it. because he was thinking. no, i don't think he is telling the whole truth on this thing. >> larry: wow. >> well, i would lose my blackness prefer. >> larry: first he doesn't believe the women and now he doesn't believe me. >> line them up. while thinking about women you get all of this. >> larry: we will be right back!.
>> larry: that's our show for tonight. i want to thank our panelists jamilah lemieux, baratunde thurston, a kathleen madigan and keith robinson, and finally last night i asked you to help me keep it 100 on twitter. you did hundreds of people asked me questions. now remember, i don't get a chance to see this question until right now. okay so give me the question. >> oh. oh, okay. would you ever consider having bill cosby on the show as a panelist? >> you know, hell yes i would like to have him. i have got -- i have a lot of keeping it real questions. if he comes in at 100 that would be a lot of fun. keep the good questions coming and don't forget the hashtag keep it 100 and tomorrow's show will be about the state of the union okay? you can ask me anything you want about president obamaly answer one question tomorrow night, okay? until then good night, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
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